You have probably heard about shared prong, pave and channel settings. They possess a lot of similarities but are entirely different from each other. A shared prong setting is the number one choice for most brides as it gives your stone that brilliance and shiny look.
In this article, you will learn what a shared prong setting is, why it differs from other settings and its advantages. Let’s get right into it!
What Really is a Shared Prong Setting?
A shared prong is a setting on either side of the prongs to hold the two gemstones. They are used by jewelers when the diamonds are larger than pave or channel settings. A shared prong allows more light to pass through each diamond as there is less visible metal, with each stone sharing one set of prongs.
Pros and Cons of a Shared Prong Setting
Before getting your next jewelry with a shared prong setting, here are the advantages and disadvantages.
- It allows maximum light to reflect off the gems because it has less visible metal
- It lifts the gemstone and makes them appear bigger than the average size
- It is effortless to clean as each metal shares a prong
- You can use a shared prong setting to make different diamond shapes and sizes
- Shared prong settings are very affordable compared to pave and channel settings, as they need less metal
- Prongs can get caught in your clothes, furniture, or hair hence damaging your cloth or the gemstone if not properly installed
- It is difficult to repair when the setting has multiple gems because you will have to find another stone of the same size
To Wrap Up
Choosing a setting for your diamond is vital if you want to create a unique style for your ring. If you are looking for a gemstone with minimal distracting elements to maintain its brilliance and shiny look, you should consider the shared prong setting.
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